[NetBehaviour] Wikipedia challenges "Wikipedia Art"

helen varley jamieson helen at creative-catalyst.com
Fri Apr 24 04:11:10 CEST 2009


interesting! good luck & keep us posted ...
h : )

Scott Kildall wrote:
> Hi everyone,
>
> I have been keeping quiet about this development until today.
>
> A brief history: On February 14th, 2009, Nathaniel Stern and I  
> launched the Wikipedia Art intervention on Wikipedia, which generated  
> knots of discussion on what was deemed encyclopedia-worthy. The full  
> archive of this project is at www.wikipediaart.org.
>
> A few weeks ago, I was sent a letter from the Wikimedia legal counsel  
> (they run Wikipedia) which challenged the Wikipedia Art project  
> (specifically the domain name, which I was the registrant of) on the  
> grounds of trademark infringement since we were using the "Wikipedia"  
> name in the project. This is despite the fact that the project is a  
> non-commercial commentary of Wikipedia.
>
> Here is an article written by Corynne McSherry from the Electronic  
> Frontier Foundation on the Wikimedia action, in support of the  
> Wikipedia Art project:
> http://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2009/04/wikipedia-threatens-
>
> And this is a brief legal history along with a personal statement that  
> we put up on the site:
> http://wikipediaart.org/legal-history/
>
> It certainly has been an interesting few weeks and in my various  
> consultations with lawyers, I have learned a *lot* about intellectual  
> property and cyberlegal issues.
>
> Best wishes,
> Scott Kildall
> www.kildall.com
>
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